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Managing Partners’ Private-Dining Event & Roundtable Discussion

Private-Dining Room, Mayfair, London

Thursday, 3 September 2015

LBDC Private-Dining event. Sponsor: Invest NI

We are delighted to announce that Invest Northern Ireland will sponsor the next LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | exclusive private-dining event and roundtable discussion for Managing Partners in Mayfair, London.

Our thanks to Karena Vaughan (Director of Europe) and Julie-Ann Brace (Business Development Director) at Invest Northern Ireland for sponsoring our event.  This will be an invitation-only event.

Managing Partners:   Exclusive Invitation-Only Event 

When: Thursday, 3 September 2015  
  6.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Where: London (Mayfair) Private dining room of one of London’s top restaurants
Sponsor:  Invest Northern Ireland
Cost: Free


Previous LBDC Private-Dining Events and Roundtable Discussions


“Colin, apologies that it has taken until now for me to email you – it has been ridiculously busy.  Nevertheless, I should have been in contact with you sooner to let you know what an enjoyable evening I had at the LBDC dinner.  You were a fantastic host, [  ] discussion was thought-provoking, the other guests were very engaging and the venue was exceptional.  It also provided [  ] and I with an excellent opportunity to catch up and we managed to squeeze a few pints in after the dinner. I would like to hear more about future LBDC events.  I hope you have had a good weekend and I look forward to speaking with you again soon.”

“Colin, you did it again! That was a great dinner last night – a fantastic setting, an energising and challenging speaker, a great group of people and outstanding food. Above all it was fun and thought provoking, always a great combination. Thanks again for the invitation and I was really pleased I could make it this time. It was great to see you again and I will make sure I don’t leave it so long before we meet up again.”

“Dear Colin, thanks again for the wonderful organisation and the invitation.  I had a very enjoyable evening chatting to you and other guests and everyone I spoke to seems to have had a brilliant time! We also found [ ] talk very helpful and well balanced.  I promised to keep in touch with [ ] to help him to navigate…. [ ] , me and [ ] also talked about a girls lunch sometime. We will certainly keep you posted as you were the connector of these all! Enjoy the beautiful sunny day!”

“Colin, many thanks for your hospitality on Wednesday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the GC event and meeting both you and my fellow guests. I was at a busy seminar in [ ] yesterday morning, and shamelessly applied the techniques which [ ] shared with us!”

“Hi Colin, thanks to you and Julie-Ann for the dinner last night – what a fabulous venue! I really enjoyed myself. Colin, I’m around for most of July so please get in touch on your return from NY.  Hope that all goes very well.”

“Hi Colin, A big thank you to both you and Julie-Ann.   I’m sure you could already tell that everyone had a great time and lots of interesting conversations.  It’s always a good sign when people are staying behind beyond the scheduled event time.  I personally enjoyed the evening very much, learned a great deal and felt very inspired.  Well done for organising and facilitating the discussions.  Good luck with the event in New York and hope you like the CC New York office.  Do drop me a line after you are back to find a time for us to catch up.”

“Colin, Julie-Ann, good morning.  Thank you for a wonderful event last night.  The topic was a good one.  It made the event useful and fun. “ 

“Good to see everything taking off so well for you – inc. the globe-trotting!  Wonderful evening last night.  Found the session lively and informative, with some good practice-sharing. ”

“Thank you very much for the kind invitation.  I thought it was an excellent evening – obviously, the venue and food were great but there were a really interesting mix of lawyers and some very stimulating debate. I would very much like to be invited to future events. Have a good weekend.“

“Hi there Colin – I enjoyed the evening and really appreciate the invite.  You had assembled a good group of people and I hope I played my part in terms of contributing usefully to the conversation.  I’d be very happy to have a catch up over a coffee. [   ] has a pretty decent cafe so I’m happy to play host.  The next couple of weeks are a bit mad for me, but if you want to let me know what week would work best for you after that, I’m sure we can fix something up.  Thanks once again for an interesting and fun evening.

“Colin, a belated but very sincere thank you to both you and Julie-Ann for hosting/sponsoring the above.  It was great to see both of you. An excellent evening all round.   A superb venue with some stimulating (sometimes provocative!) debate which clearly proved of interest and value to all those attending – it’s rare to have discussion of such high level and engagement, as well as so many people stay on after an event. Congratulations on organising such a successful and enjoyable evening and wishing you an equally good landing in New York.  Wishing you both an excellent weekend and continued success in your endeavours.”

“Colin, I wanted to congratulate you on this excellent event – the whole style of the evening was just the right mix of professional networking with friendly informality.  Well done on gathering such an interesting group of people.  Best of luck with your NY trip – let me know next time you’re around Green Park and let’s do a catch up tea at Patisserie Valerie!”

“Colin, a big thank you for organising last night’s event. A lively discussion, interesting people, great venue, great food – what’s not to like! See you soon”

“Hi Colin, thanks for a great night last night. It was a really good presentation and discussion. Some interesting views expressed. Best regards”

“Colin, thanks again for an interesting and enjoyable evening. See you soon.”

“Colin, a really enjoyable evening! Very many thanks.”

“Dear Colin Thank you for inviting me. The venue was lovely and the debate was really good. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

“Colin just a quick note from me to thank you and Julie-Ann very much for a most enjoyable evening on Wednesday. I thought it was excellent. Look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future. Best wishes.”

“Colin, thank you very much for your hospitality on Wednesday. I had a very enjoyable and useful evening. It was nice to meet some GC’s from other organisations. I found the speaker very interesting with good sensible advice we can all use to good effect. Best wishes”

“Hi Colin, many thanks for the invitation to last week’s GC event. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought your choices of venue and speaker were terrific, as usual. Speak soon.”

Photos:  Previous LBDC Private Dining Events 

Sponsor:  Invest Northern Ireland


” As the regional business development agency, Invest NI’s role is to grow the local economy. We do this by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

We are part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programmes, support and expert advice.

We principally support those businesses that can make the greatest contribution to growing our economy. These are businesses that have ability to grow and drive productivity in the economy and are keen to export their goods and services outside Northern Ireland. “

My thanks to Karena Vaughan (Director of Europe) and Julie-Ann Brace (Business Development Director) at Invest Northern Ireland for sponsoring this exclusive LBDC  event.


London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York |  San Francsciso

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful Talks taking place in:

  • London

  • New York

  • Dublin

  • San Francisco


Guest Speaker: Stephen J. Immelt, CEO of Hogan LovellsImmelt_Stephen_Head Shot (2)

More details: Stephen J. Immelt guest speaker at the LBDC 

Guest Speaker: Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK 


More details: Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK guests speaker at the LBDC (London)


New York

Guest Speaker: Bjarne P. TellmannSenior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson PLC

Bjarne P. Tellmann (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pearson Plc)

More details:  Bjarne Tellmann guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker: Ricardo A. AnzalduaExecutive Vice President & General Counsel of MetLife Inc.

Ricardo A. Anzaldua

More details:  Ricardo Anzaldua guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker: Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, MENA, PayPal

Louise Phelan (Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, PayPal)

More details:  Louise Phelan guest speaker at the LBDC


Guest Speaker:  Matthew Fawcett, Senior VP and General Counsel of NetApp

Matthew Fawcett (senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of NetApp)

More details:  Matthew Fawcett guest speaker at the LBDC (San Fran)


London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York |  San Francsciso

If you are interested, you can see the names (and photos) of our previous LBDC guest speakers.

LONDON:   Previous LBDC Guest Speakers

 DUBLIN:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

NEW YORK:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

BOSTON:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

DUBAI:   Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

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Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

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